On June 20, 2011, ALJ Robert K. Rogers issued the public version of Order No. 42 in Certain Flash Memory Chips and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-735).

By way of background, this Investigation was based on an August 6, 2010 complaint filed by Spansion LLC (“Spansion”), of Sunnyvale, California alleging violation of Section 337 by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of South Korea, and several of its affiliated entities (collectively, “Samsung”) as well as several downstream manufacturers such as Apple, Inc. of Cupertino, California, Research In Motion Ltd. of Canada, and Sirius XM Radio, Inc. through infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,018,922; 6,900,124; 6,459,625; and/or 6,369,416.  See our August 11, 2010 post for more details.

In the Order, ALJ Rogers granted an unopposed motion filed by Spansion to terminate the Investigation based on a settlement agreement between Spansion and Samsung.  The Order further states that while there are other respondents besides Samsung, the settlement agreement resolves this Investigation in its entirety.